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: tonight was all about michelle. mrs. obama wowed in a ruby chiffon gown by jason wu the same designer she wore four years ago at the last inauguration. ♪ at last my love has come along ♪ >> reporter: back then she stepped out on stage in a white dress by the then little known designer. his career skyrocketed. >> any time mrs. obama wears one of your designs a fashion designer ascends. it doesn't happen with any first lady but it happens with mrs. obama. >> reporter: from behind it was all about that sexy low back. but from the front, check out those bangs. >> i believe the bangs are a metaphor and it sends a very striking sound and symbol and i think she looks wonderful. >> reporter: call it michelle 2.0. her first four years made her a style i con. >> it has changed the game for women in america. you can dress on a budget. >> reporter: of course tonight's dress was hardly a bargain. but the ball goers approved on the splurge. >> what do you think of the cress? >> amazing. >> beautiful. >> stunning. >> reporter: they didn't look bad themselves. this is after all washington's biggest n
elitist hypocrite. >> reporter: the video points out that mr. obama's children have armed protection in school. and asks -- >> why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools? >> reporter: president obama will have to overcome nra opposition and convince congress to pass his measures to curb gun violence. when mr. obama unveils his proposals today, he'll do so flanked by children who wrote letters expressing concern about gun violence. the president will call on congress to ban military-style assault weapons, limit the number of bullets allowed in a magazine clip, and require background checks on nearly every gun purchase. mr. obama will also take action without congress by executive order. new york state, acted even before the federal government, putting in place the toughest gun control laws in the nation. >> this is a comprehensive bill that addresses the full panorama and spectrum of issues that come up. >> reporter: the new york law would block mentally ill patients from buying weapons and require mental health professional to report any patient they deem to be a
video attacking the president because his children have armed security at school. >> mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes. but he is just another elitist hipocrite. >> this comes on a day that new york passed the toughest gun control law in the nation intended to stop mentally ill patients from buying weapons. >> we must stop the madness. >> that was andrew cuomo. they are facing tough opposition from lawmakers. they say mr. obama is looking at 19 steps he could take using only executive orders. dan? >> thank you. marin county's gun buy back program has taken hundreds of guns out of north bay homes. authorities offered up to $200 in cash. the program was so popular it ran out of money in just an hour. that's $43,000. officers collected827 guns which included a sawed off shotgun. facebook is even more personal with a launch today of a search engine that is taylor made for you. graft search works off a database from people voluntarily sharing their likes and dislikes. it is different from sites because it allows you to instantly survey the places and things they li
. >> mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes. but he is just another elitist hipocrite. >> this comes on a day that new york passed the toughest gun control law in the nation intended to stop mentally ill patients from buying weapons. >> we must stop the madness. >> that was andrew cuomo. they are facing tough opposition from lawmakers. they say mr. obama is looking at 19 steps he could take using only executive orders. dan? >> thank you. marin county's gun buy back program has taken hundreds of guns out of north bay homes. authorities offered up to $200 in cash. the program was so popular it ran out of money in just an hour. that's $43,000. officers collected827 guns which included a sawed off shotgun. facebook is even more personal with a launch today of a search engine that is taylor made for you. graft search works off a database from people voluntarily sharing their likes and dislikes. it is different from sites because it allows you to instantly survey the places andke. the new feature might lure back the 1.4 million people nationwide who closed their facebook acc
and first lady stole the spotlight. mrs. obama, stunning in a ruby gown by jason wu. the couple serenaded by jennifer hudson. the inaugural balls capped off a day of pomp, featuring plenty of music. ♪ and the home of the brave >> reporter: a parade. and a public swearing-in at the capitol. now, it's back to work for mr. obama, who in his inaugural address, said he would push an aggressive agenda. the president spoke directly to the goals of the more diverse and more social coalition that re-elected him. for the first time in an inaugural speech, explicitly mentioning gay rights. >> if we are truly created equal, the love we give one another must be equal, as well. >> reporter: he spoke about climate change, equal pay for women and immigration reform. >> our journey is not complete until we find a way to welcome the thriving, hopeful immigrants who see america as a land of opportunity. >> reporter: the president paused during many of the day's special moments, seeming to take it all in, knowing this would be his last inauguration. some republicans thought president obama's speech was too
. >> any time mrs. obama wears one of your designs, a fashion designer ascends. it's a phenomenal career maker. j. crew made that belt and purple gloves she wore with the coat. so rest assured that the phone will be ringing off the hook. style watchers say michelle obama seems so accessible, american women just want to look like her. deborah roberts, abc news, washington. >> that really is an amazing stat, if you think about it. that she could have a $14 million impact on one designer just by wearing the dress. that's how the intensity and exposure is. and jason, after the first inauguration four years ago, he launched into making candles and doing a furniture line. every media outlet carries this story. i generally don't care, but i find the economics around it interesting, at least. >> what shoes was she wearing? >> rebox? i don't know. >> jimmy chu and jason wu. chu and wu and wang. >> why do people not ask what the dudes are wearing? what suit did the president have on? no one ever asks. don't women get tired of that double standard? >> we do. what are you wearing? >> it's target. >>
proposals wednesday, mr. obama is pressuring congress with a new online petition. it seeks support for universal background checks and other reforms. one virginia state lawmaker went dramatic. brandishing an ak-47 yesterday, while urging a support for a ban on assault weapons. it was unloaded. and his bill was defeated. >>> washington gearing up for a full weekend of inaugural events. security has been cranking up as practice for all of the major happenings take place tomorrow. mr. obama, vice president biden and their wives taking part in service events across washington. they will be sworn up on sunday, before monday's ceremonial swearing in at the capitol. >>> a scare for an alaskan airlines flight overnight. fighter jets were scrambled after reports of a possible hijacking. those jets escorted the 737 to sea-tac airport. someone called the honolulu office. >>> across the country at miami's airport, two massive airliners clipping each other at the gate, damaging both planes. an airbus arriving from argentina, touched the 777 leaving for paris. none of the 600 people onboard thos
on the surf contest. >> yes >>> want to show you a live picture of president and mrs. obama dancing in washington this evening. >> they're dancing to "let's stay together" i believe. you can see the gorgeous dress by jason wu. >> a lot of talk about her new hair style. >> it's amazing to see people taking pictures of this event. >> yes. exciting times in washington tonight. >> coming back here a daring nest a hayward. the owner of auto world says four men broke into the lot and forced open the gate then broke into the office and took the keys to several car asks drove away. the owner says cars worth about $200,000. authorities plan to review the video taken from several cameras on the lot. police looking for this spekd who terrorized employees in an attempted armed robbery saturday night. the robber charged into the store pointing a gun, and demanded money. when employees scrambled the guy narrowly missed one worker then ran from the store. >> game over for atari, filing for bankruptcy protection. the move is aimed at escaping a massive debt facing a atari parent company in france.
, and growing up before a nation. then, their mother, first lady michelle obama. >> mrs. michelle obama. >> reporter: to thunderous applause, ushering in a new term and those new bangs. the first lady tweeting, "blessed to be joining so many of my fellow americans gathered to watch the inauguration." and then, the president, walking toward that archway, about to see the hundreds of thousands gathered on the national mall. >> the president of the united states, barack h. obama. >> reporter: the president emerging, flashing his giant smile, but soon, wiping away a tear, during a stirring performance by the brooklyn tabernacle choir. ♪ his truth is marching on >> reporter: and then all eyes on the president and chief justin john roberts, who flubbed his words four years ago, triggering a second swearing in. this time, the president's hand on two bibles, president lincoln's and dr. martin luther king's, and this time, it was the president who seemed to swallow a word. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> reporter: and then, the preside
's fashion and the daughters', as well. we see mrs. obama, just before they went into the church, st. john's episcopal church. >> american designer, thom browne, and j. crew and kate spade for the girls. tim gunn has been watching with us. tim, tell us what you've seen so far. >> good morning, diane. good morning, george. i've seen a thrilling, thrilling morning, i have to say. very exciting. and gorgeous clothes. the first lady and the daughters look magnificent. >> tell us about this designer thom browne. i heard this morning that about $14 million in free advertising, every time the president's wife wears a new outfit and the designer is mentioned. >> i'm not surprised to hear that. but i will share with you that i was very surprised to hear that thom browne was the designer. thom browne is very well-known for avant-garde men's wear. i thought, mrs. obama is wearing thom browne. but what a gorgeous coat. >> i know mrs. obama has spoken about the issue of clothes, that she came into this never thinking that much about what she was wearing. realized it was going to be every day of her lif
achieve. >> well, are they? the endurable myth about the obama presidency to which mr. obama subscribes is that he's tremendously persuasive. i don't think his advocacy of obama care and the health care bill supports that. >> it did pass. >> it did pass with chicanery and reconciliation and lots of other things, but he did not move the country which is what he's trying to do with the nra. obama's approval rating 52%, the nra's approval rating 54%. >> republicans in congress is 17%. >> since gun control came back to the top of the agenda, the nra has acquired 250,000 new members, so we're going to find out. you saw by putting up the statements by some of the democratic senators that there's a resistance in the democratic caucus because they have six seats up next time. >> all of those senators, i showed. >> in states where mr. obama got less than 42% of the votes, the republicans need to control the senate six seats. >> so how hard does he push this, cokie? >> i think he pushes parts of it. the assault weapons ban is obviously a huge problem and that's what most people are pushing back a
to pass his new gun control proposals. mr. obama had schoolchildren on stage with him yesterday as he called for a new assault weapons ban, background checks on virtually every gun sale, and restrictions on high-capacity ammunition clips and conceded that getting new gun laws passed is going to be tough. >> if responsible gun owners, if americans of every background stand up and say, enough. we've suffered too much pain and care too much about our children to allow this to continue then change will -- change will come. that's what it's going to take. >> the president also signed 23 executive actions, all meant to improve existing gun laws. one of them makes more data available for background checks. one offers security for schools that want them. it is important to note that with those executive actions, policy directives are not needed for congressional approval, as well. so this is coming directly from the white house, directly from president obama's chair. he's cracking down. he wants to reinstate a ban on assault-style weapons. ban high-capacity magazines, which a small majority o
choices, kate betts, "the everyday icon: michelle obama." what we saw mrs. obama wearing to church, the navy coat and dress by thom browne, does that give us insight into what she might wear tonight? >> we see a streamline style. it's serious and somber. i think tonight, she might wear something a little more sleek, something we've seen before in the past. what's really interesting is when you look at the tableau of her today with the girls in the fuchsia and periwinkle coat, it's all about the next generation. >> all the colors go well today. the girls had j. crew and kate spade on, sticking with american designers. how many designers are in the running to design her inaugural dress? and what is this process like? >> they never know, obviously. five to ten designers are solicited for sketches. and ideas for the dress. they never know until she comes out at the inaugural ball what she's going to wear, if she's going to wear their dress. and she doesn't want -- she wants to keep us guessing. >> what a great surprise it is for that designer because last year, jason wu's white, beauti
the spotlight. obama's on fire >> mrs. obama stunning in a ruby gown and the couple safer anywayed by jennifer hudson. ♪ i could go back >> the ball was a spectacular day of pomp with plenty of music. ♪ and the whole world >> a parade. a public swearing in at capitol. now it is back to work who signaled he will put a bold, progressive agenda. >> we have understood when times change, so must we. >> the president spoke directly to the goals of the diverse and liberal coalition that re-elected him. for the first time in inaugural speech mentioning gay rights. >> if we are truly created equal, surely the love we commit to one another must be equal, as well. >> he spoke of climate change, equal pay for women, and immigration reform. >> our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the hopeful immigrant whose see america as a land of opportunity. >> the president paused during the special moments taking it all in, knowing this would be the last inauguration. >> some republicans thought the speech was a bit too partisan, too political, and with divided government will presiden
." and one of her favorite designers. thank you for being with us. do you have the answer? what is mrs. obama going to be wearing about? and will the bangs have imact on what she chooses? >> i don't have the answer. but i think she'll be wearing long. and i think the bangs are maybe a little of a distraction from the actual answer to the question about the gown. and maybe she did that on purpose. i don't know. >> she can keep everyone talking about her hair instead of her dress. that white gown, a jason wu gown. a hard one to stop. it was stunning. >> i think she'll probably wear something in a bright color. >> and we know that mrs. obama has worn your clothes often. as a designer, do you have any ideas what she's going to wear? do you know she's going to wear you ahead of time? or are you surprised when you see it? you never know. >> i want to know how it felt to see mrs. obama wearing one of your creations? >> i was elated. i'm proud. i'm an immigrant, i moved to the u.s. at 11 from thailand. it's part of the american dream. >> i know the obama girls, sasha and malia, are front and center o
against president obama's new proposals. mr. obama introduced them yesterday at the white house, as abc's jonathan karl reports. >> reporter: as gun sales across the country continue their record pace, gun advocates reacted swiftly to the president. declaring they will fight his proposals on every level. when the president made his announcement, he was joined by four kids that wrote him letters after sandy hook. >> julia said -- julia, where are you? i'm not scared for my safety. i'm scared for others. >> reporter: rush limbaugh mocked that. >> the children are writing letters to the president. we don't want to die. we don't want to die. >> reporter: the president's proposal, if passed by congress, would ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazine clips. and require background checks on virtually every gun sale. even those between private individuals at gun shows. he called on supporters to put pressure on members of congress. >> ask them, what's more important? doing whatever it takes to get an "a" grade from the gun lobby that funds their campaigns? or giving parents some peace of
by president abraham lincoln in 1861 also use bid mr. obama in 2008. he will use a bible belonging to martin luther king junior at the inauguration. the bibles will be placed one on top of another. abc 7 coverage of the inauguration begins monday at 4:00 a.m. with a special edition of abc's good morning america. we'll stream live from washington, d.c. on abc 7 news.com starting at 6:30 a.m. monday morning. >> thanks for joining us for abc 7 news at 4:00. i'm care yes lynn johnson. >> i'm larry beil. the news at 5:00 begins right now. >> thank you. san jose mother changes her story. the fake child abduction that tore at every parent's heart strings and charges she can now face. >> a bay area flu clinic from heels of the first flu-related death. >> hi there, everyone parkts of the bay area could feel more warming heading into the weekend. we'll take a look at the accu-weather forecast. >> good evening, i'm an ashley. >> breaking news tonight in the south bay. >> a san jose woman claim aid man tried to snatch her toddler admits it's a lie. wire live with late details on this. >> police say ther
lady but they ended on a very sweet note. mr. and mrs. obama slow dance as jennifer hudson serenaded them. they joan 40,000 people including military members at 2 gala tonight. performers included alicia, perry and cast of glee. tomorrow lady gaga is rumored to be performing at private function held for the president campaign staff. >> more than 1 million people packed the streets of washington to joan the second inaugural for president. [ sworn]. >> congratulations mr. mr. president. [applause]. >> he was sworn in today using a pair of bible one belonged to dr. martin luther king jr. and the other president lincoln. in the inaugural speech the president talked about his focus on the next 4 years. deficit. immigration rae fovrment and the fight against climate change. he called on americans to solve our nation's problems together. >> my fellow americans we are made for this moment and we will seize it as long as we seize it together. [applause]. >>reporter: and president obama spoke of unity today from the capitol steps but some key component of the second term agend
on a very sweet note. mr. and mrd mrs. obama slow dance as jennifer hudson serenaded them. they joan 40,000 people including military members at 2 gala tonight. performers included alicia, perry and cast of glee. tomorrow lady gaga is rumored to be performing at private function held for the president campaign staff. >> more than 1 million people packed the streets of washington to joan the second inaugural for president. [ sworn]. >> congratulations mr. mr. president. [applause]. >> he was sworn in today using a pair of bible one belonged to dr. martin luther king jr. and the other president lincoln. in the inaugural speech the president talked about his focus on the next 4 years. deficit. immigration rae fovrment and the fight against climate change. he called on americans to solve our nation's problems together. >> my fellow americans we are made for this moment and we will seize it as long as we sei [applause] together. [applause]. >>reporter: and president obama spoke of unity today from the capitol steps but some key component of the second term agenda we spoke today is har
the temperature is expected in the high 30s. a heckuva lot warmer than during mr. obama's first inauguration. reporting live in washington. abc7 news. >> you are right. i was there four years ago, and it was frigid. let me ask you about security at the inaugurations. the crowd is smaller this time around, but i'm sure the security is just as tight? >> it is absolutely just as tight. there will be 13,000 military and law enforcement officials here scattered among the crowds. there will be some plane clothed officers, bomb sniffing calls and there will be s.w.a.t. teams located in key positions along the parade route. there will be surveillance monitoring everybody here. there is no significant credible threat but law enforcement is not takenning any chances. >> they can't afford to do that. we look forward it talking to you in the next hour. coming up on a special edition of "this week" david ploufe looks ahead to president obama's second term and. co-chair eva longoria previews the celebrations. you can see the whole picture this morning at 8:00 on "this week" with george stephanopoulos righ
monday, it seems mrs. obama is preparing hers, as well. unveiling a brand-new do thursday, bangs. it's the first image posted on her new official twitter account, at flotus. and overnight, pool photographers got a brief look at the new hairstyle, as mrs. obama returned from a dinner, celebrating her birthday with the president. the reaction to her newly-framed face has been swift and mostly positive. at flotus, we love your new bangs. michelle obama celebrates a second term with bangs. flotus is flawless. >> michelle obama is such a trend-setter in the fashion industry because she manages to be aspirational and acceptable at the same time. >> reporter: who is behind the new look? johnny wright, styling her tresses since just before they moved into the white house. while he won't spill the first lady's salon secrets, he did offer this take on a previous first-term trim. >> the haircut was not really calculated. it was something that, you know, i just felt that it would be nice and fresh. and it would make her look more youthful than she is. >> reporter: her new cut, the opening act fo
to abuse. >> a special night for the president and mrs. obama ahead of monday's inauguration. >> but, first, the america's money report. >> good morning, topping america's money, a couple of big economic reports going in the right direction with construction going way up jumping 12 percent in november and people looking if unemployment benefits dropping. the dow jones industrial average hit a five year high during the day ending up 84 points and the s&p 500 closed at the highest since december of 2007. and american airlines gives the jet as if you look with a new logo and design with a new branding. new atm's that crank out $1 and $5 bills. it is part of a move to have machines do more of what tellers used to do. cupertino, concord and wine country, this is abc7 news. >> new this morning, disturbing surveillance video from philadelphia showing an attacker throwing a woman on to the subway tracks. police say this attack happened tuesday afternoon. a man began to beat a young woman before dragging her by the ankles and throwing her on to the train tracks below. the woman managed to climb back
, now. >> reporter: mr. obama will place his hand on two bibles, one that king used, one that lincoln used. ♪ then it's the parade. the route has been secured. the floats are ready to roll down pennsylvania avenue ♪ this girl is on fire >> reporter: while there will only be two inaugural balls they are star studded. alich gentleman keyes, brad paisley and jennifer hudson. ♪ but you never -- >> before all the pomp and parties, the president took part again in what he calls the national day of service. >> this inauguration should also be an affirmation that we're all in this together. >> reporter: so the first family grabbed paint brushes at a local elementary school. already the people's lawn is seeing plenty of visitors. >> we love president obama. whoo! >> reporter: i got to tell you there were a lot of phobes out last night already having a good time. they've got a couple more nights to go here in washington waugh. the official ceremony is actually starting in just another hour or so and the vice president will take his oath at the naval observatory where he lives rather just
here tomorrow the temperature is expected in the high 30s. that is a lot warmer than mr. obama's first inaugural. reporting live, abc7 news. >> thank you very much. coming up on a special edition of "this week." white house senior advisor david plouffe looks ahead to his second term. his cocharacters eva longoria, previews the celebrations. you can see the whole picture this morning at 8:00 on "this week" with george stephanopoulos right here on abc7. our coverage begins tomorrow at 4:00 a.m. with a special edition of good morning america. we will also have live streaming coverage at abc7news.com starting at 6:30. >>> the excitement here in the bay area for 49 ehrhoff fans is this morning's nfc championship game against the falcons a nine erwin will send the team to the super bowl for the sixth time. abc7 news reporter kira klapper joins us live in san francisco for what you have dubbed fanticipation, kira. >> yes. it came to me when i spoke to you about an hour ago. the anticipation of fans but then i googled it and it looks like other people have used the word previously. so i can ta
with an assault weapons ban. in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school massacre, mr. obama said he will consider using executive powers to bring about change. >> if there's a step we can take to save even one child from what happened in newtown, we should take that step. >> the president is reviewing proposals from vice president biden who was asked to head up a task force to stop gun violence. more details are expected later this week. >>> new york state is not waiting for federal action to crack down on guns. governor andrew cuomo and state lawmakers reached a deal on the country's first new gun control measure following the newtown shooting. the senate voted late last night and today the assembly is expected to approve some of the most restrictive gun laws in america, including tougher background checks and expanded assault weapons ban. >>> former president george h.w. bush wakes up at home today for the first time in almost two months. he was released from a hospital in houston yesterday. he was admitted back on november 23rd for treatment of bronchitis and a bad cough. mr. bus
of supporters at events last night in washington. >> in just a few hours on the steps of the capitol, mr. obama takes the oath for the second time. abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl is watching it all. >> reporter: it was short and sweet, just 42 words. >> so help me god. >> reporter: and with that, the second term begins. last time around, chief justice roberts flubbed the words. >> execute the office -- >> reporter: this time, he took notes. president obama will tie a record, taking the oath for the fourth time. there was the flubbed one four years ago. a redo the next day. the official oath required by the constitution to be done before noon on january 20th. and the ceremonial ones before his inaugural speech. as many oaths as fdr, but he was elected four times. the challenge for president obama this time is to recapture the energy and enthusiasm of four years ago when a record 1.8 million people descended on washington to witness the history making swearing in of the nation's first african-american president. nobody expects a crowd that big again. this time, the president
in washington. mr. and mr. plrb pls obama expected in the commander in chief ball. and performances by alicia keys, then, on to the public ball. coming up at 6:00 on abc 7 news, we'll take a look at the role social media played that is far more prominent evidented by the tweet from church. >> today's ceremony came on the first day our nation pauses to celebrate dr. martin luther king junior. dr. king dreamed one day, every man and woman would be treated as equals. he visited a statue of king and also took his oath with one hand on the bible owned by dr. king and at the request, designing the bible. >> the city held a martin luther king junior celebration today and the legacy was bolstered by the inauguration. >> the parade is about more than music. for the family, it's a lesson in diversity. >> we're a community of multipeople people and histories. all to be respected and honored. >> this celebration is believed to be the oldest event in the east bay. >> 200 people filled the auditorium. and honored words of the civil rights pioneer. visible on faces, pride and sacrifices fade more freedom. l
was in shock. >> when you take someone new like jason wu, it's a phenomenal careermaker. mrs. obama, she has a magic touch. >> reporter: michelle obama kicked off the inaugural fashion frenzy with this thom browne coat, under this jacquard dress, and a tie, also by browne. >> i wanted to make something that was as strong as her, and the presence she commands. >> reporter: and keeping with her tastes, a j. crew rhinestone belt, and these pumping. but opting for boots. the gloves, pumps and boots so popular, they've been swept off the store shelves. the first daughters, malia sporting this j. crew coat. sasha with a lavender kate spade ensemble. the obama women putting on an inaugural fashion show, from head to toe. >>> and joining us now is eugene smith, senior stylist at the ted gibson salon here in new york city. he's cut beyonce and kerry wattington's hair. and she's given a cut to our volunteer model. before we show the results. tell us what you did. tell us about the style. >> her hair was really long. we had to take a lot off to get the style. like michelle obama's, it's going to be swi
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